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Cow & Gate Product FAQs

Cow & Gate Simply A2 FAQs

We developed Cow & Gate Simply A2 made with A2 protein milk in response to the growth and appeal of A2 protein milk around the world. We wanted to develop this more premium sub range in addition to our core range to give parents more choice.

Only our Cow & Gate Simply A2 range is made with A2 protein milk. Our other Cow & Gate formula milks are made with typical cow’s milk. Typical cow’s milk is made with a mixture of A1 and A2 protein milk.

A2 protein milk is one of the ingredients in our Cow & Gate Simply A2 formula milks. Our Follow-on and Toddler milk also contain key vitamins and minerals to support your little one's nutritional needs, with Calcium & Vitamin D for normal bone development and Iron to support normal cognitive development, as part of a varied balanced diet.

Cows that naturally produce only A2 protein milk are less common today. This means that A2 protein milk is not a common ingredient, making it more expensive to source. We want to give parents more choice, so we don’t plan at this stage for any other Cow & Gate products to be made with A2 protein milk.

It is safe for you to change your little one’s milk immediately. However, every baby is different, and some babies may experience settling issues when changing milks due to slightly different tastes, textures and composition. Rest assured that this is normal, and any symptoms should be minimal and temporary (such as changes in stool frequency and colour). We recommend allowing some time for your baby to settle with any new formulation, however if you have any concerns please discuss this with your healthcare professional.

Cow & Gate Simply A2 formula milks made with A2 protein milk are not currently halal certified. 

Cow & Gate formula and packaging changes 2021

We are constantly reviewing our recipes and looking to make improvements. We are removing palm oil from the blend of oils we use in our recipe because we know that this is an important topic for many parents. You may also notice some minor changes to some of the levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in our formulations.

Formula milk is one of the most strictly regulated and tested food products in the world. We can assure you that both the previous and new Cow & Gate products have been developed by our trusted scientists and are safe for babies.

You or your baby may notice some small differences in smell, appearance or taste of the formulation and/or a difference in your baby's poo, such as temporary changes to its colour or consistency. This is completely normal but if you have any concerns, we are here to support you and can share advice on how to transition. You can also speak to your healthcare professional.

We are changing all of our Cow & Gate Standard Range products throughout 2021 and early 2022. During June and July 2021 you will see our packs will gradually be updated with the formulations for Cow & Gate First infant milk powder products and Cow & Gate Follow-on milk powder products. Please see a list below:

  • Cow & Gate First infant milk 800g
  • Cow & Gate First infant milk 700g
  • Cow & Gate First infant milk 1.2kg Big Pack
  • Cow & Gate First infant milk 350g
  • Cow & Gate Follow-on milk 800g
  • Cow & Gate Follow-on milk 700g
  • Cow & Gate Follow-on milk 1.2kg Big Pack
  • Cow & Gate Follow-on milk 350g

You will be able to tell if it is the new formulation by the new look we have on our packaging (please see images below).

Other products in our Standard Range will change later in 2021 and early 2022 and you will also be able to tell when these have changed by the new look and ‘updated formulation’ on the top of the pack.

Whilst our Cow & Gate Anti Reflux and Comfort milks will change to a new look in the summer, the formulations are not being updated.

Yes, both the previous and new formulations have been developed by our trusted scientists and can be used safely together. However please ensure that you don't mix different formulations in the same bottle/beaker.

All babies are different, and whilst it is safe to switch directly onto the updated formulation, some babies may take a bit more time to adjust to the updated formulation as their digestive system adapts to any changes.

If you have concerns about moving to the new formulation straight away, we recommend changing just one feed a day, keeping all of the other feeds to the previous formula. Once this feed has become established, introduce the second feed of the updated formula. Continue in this way until all of the feeds are with the new formula milk.

You can also speak to your healthcare professional if you have any questions about transitioning.

Yes, in 2019 our formulations were updated due to a regulation change. The products that were changed were all Cow & Gate powders and liquids, including our specialist formula milks.

In 2021, we are updating the formulations again by removing palm oil from the blend of oils we use in our recipe because we know that this is an important topic for many parents. You will be able to tell if it is the new Cow & Gate formulations by the new look (please see picture below).

Both the previous and new formulations have been developed by our trusted scientists and are safe for babies.

Every baby is different, and some babies may experience settling issues when changing milks due to slightly different tastes, textures and composition. Rest assured that this is normal, and any symptoms should be minimal and temporary (such as changes in stool frequency and colour). We recommend allowing some time for your baby to settle with a new formulation. However if you have any concerns please discuss this with your healthcare professional.

To ensure our products are always available to you, our current formulations will gradually be replaced with the new ones.

We are offering some of our previous formulations through our website shop in order to help with the transition. Please be aware that the previous formulations will only be offered on our website shop whilst stocks last. In the transitionary period, we will only be selling our previous formulations on our website shop and so you will not be able to purchase the new formulations during this time.

Cow & Gate Food Delisting FAQs

At Cow & Gate Foods we are always reviewing our product range to make sure it meets the latest consumer trends. We work with retailers and parents to understand their changing needs, which helps us develop innovative new products.  

Recently, we have decided to discontinue all our baby jar, pouch and dairy pot products. This means that these products have already started to be discontinued from retailers and will gradually phase out from UK stores throughout 2021.  Most of the retailers will have discontinued these ranges by July 2021. 

This is not a decision we have taken easily as we know this may have an impact on our loyal customers, and we are sorry to disappoint parents by doing this.  We still have our other popular ranges available, so there will be no change to our baby rice, cereals, muesli and fruit pot products which remain on sale in all major retailers. 

Our baby cereals range remains unchanged and will still be widely available across all major retailers.  

We still have a large selection of products across our baby rice, cereals, muesli and fruit pot products.  If you’d like any feeding support, please contact our careline. 

Our baby jar, pouch and dairy pot products will start to be discontinued from retailers in February 2021 and will be available in some retailers until July 2021 (subject to availability). This will hopefully give you enough time to find alternative products for your little one.   

Cow & Gate Baby Food is only sold in the UK & Ireland, but you can find other Danone baby food brands such as Bobovita in Poland & Bledina in France. 

There is no problem with these products which are safe for parents to feed and their little ones to enjoy. 

We have no current plans to discontinue any other baby food products. 

Breastfeeding is recommended from birth onwards with the introduction of appropriate weaning foods around 6 months. Talk to a healthcare professional. 

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Important notice

Breastfeeding is best. Infant milk is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed. Follow-on milk is only for babies over 6 months, as part of a mixed diet and should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. We advise that the use of formula milks and the decision to start weaning should be made only on the advice of a doctor, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care, based on baby’s individual needs. Foods for special medical purposes should only be used under medical supervision. May be suitable for use as the sole source of nutrition for infants from birth, and/or as part of a balanced diet from 6-12 months. Refer to product information for details.

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At Cow & Gate we test our range to high standards so you can be assured when you choose our baby and toddler milks or foods.

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